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Two shutouts put Carolina in control of their own destiny

Two shutout games have given Carolina control of its own playoff destiny with two games left to play.  On Wednesday night, the Hurricanes surprisingly shut out the visiting Detroit Red Wings 3-0.  On Thursday night, the Atlanta Thrashers shut out the New York Rangers by the same score. 

The Rangers have 91 standings points—two better than Carolina, and have just one game to play.  They must win their last game against the Devils on Saturday AND get help from Carolina to make the playoffs.  Carolina, on the other hand, can control their own fate.  If they win their last two games, they’re in.

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Canes lose, but look like ninjas doing it

On Monday, the Hurricanes lost their first game of the season 3-1 to the Red Wings.  Even though they lost the game, the Hurricanes can take some good things out of the game. 
They also debuted their new alternate third sweater, which is actually a whole uniform.  They looked stealthy and ninja-like with their black socks, black pants, black gloves, black sweater and black lids.  I like the uniform in action even more than I thought I would.  I wasn’t in the building tonight, but they looked sharp on teevee.

Unlike the first two games, Carolina actually looked good in all three zones in the first period.  Like the first two games, they were scored upon first.  Unlike the first two games, they were unable to come back.

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